National Heroes Play Money

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this play money token during the early 20th century. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer and is still in business today. Scovill was an early industrial American innovator, adapting armory manufacturing processes to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, medals, coins, and tokens.
Obverse: Bust of Ulysses Grant facing left. The legend reads: NATIONAL HEROES/ GEN. U. S. GRANT/ 1822/ 1885.
Reverse: The legend reads: MAZUMA/ PLAY MONEY/ 25.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1537
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1537
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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